I love my job, I get to photograph some amazing people on one of the most significant days of their lives at some of the best places. Studley Castle in Warwickshire is one of those places.
It's a wedding venue of immense appeal and fascination. Fashioned into a Victorian Medieval Castle, I love how many varied photographic opportunities this place has to offer. Currently though it's undergoing a £30 million refurb.
James & Geraldine arranged their wedding in only six weeks! They'd been talking about getting married for a few years but never really got round to officially setting a date.
They decided to 'just do it' one summer!
They only needed short coverage as Gerry didn't want any bridal preps or evening photography.
Studley Castle was the setting for their reception and the ceremony was held at All Saints Church in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, a church I'd never been too before.
Geraldine & James were one of those couples that just let their day `happen`. No stress, no dramas, no worries, just plenty of laughs and making sure their day was fun for everybody, including me!
I love people like this, people who know how to have a good time.
I noticed the abandoned building you see above during their day. I just couldn't resist hinting to them both that making use of it could potentially create something a little different and memorable.
I also knew they would be up for it!
It was such an amazing fun day, massive thank you to Gerry & Jim for choosing me have to a laugh with them. Below are the words I received.
"We wanted to contact you before we fly off for our honeymoon to thank you for Saturday.
You completely put us at ease and were a pleasure to work with, we had a real giggle which helped to make our wedding day so magical.
We really can't wait to see the photos and to relive the day all over again, it went soooo quick!"
"We viewed the photos yesterday and we're so very pleased, they're absolutely stunning!
We love how you've captured our special moments and relaxed feel of the day, all with plenty of fun & laughter."